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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,000 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 102004

Outlander 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles


Vehicle in for second repair of steering rack. First time the rack was replaced. Requested replacement again. Very rare failure, yet twice within 30 K miles? there is a variable pulsing and unequal pressure within the steering rack hydraulics. First instance 16000, second 31K miles. Additionally failed tie rod in this second instance. Being repaired at university mit. In bloomington, Indiana, as in the first instance. Called mit. Cust svc and requested new rack and repair of tie rod as well as alignment. They state this to be an isolated, twice struck, defect issue and not a cross platform/vehicle model problem.

- Nashville, IN, USA

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